San Diego Plastic Surgeon
9850 Genesee Ave., #130
La Jolla, California 92037 US
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"You get what you pay for, after my procedure I experienced very little pain and bruising and have not had much down time to recover, I credit this to Dr.B's expertise...." "I was not an easy post-op patient and they never judged and did what was necessary to take great care of me." "100% best in the business."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

The Best Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Southern California - La Jolla, CA

Dr. B and his staff made the process so easy, and I was so comfortable the entire time. Dr.B and his staff are passionate about their clients and make that very obvious. I received a personal phone call from Dr. B to check up on me two days after my surgery. You get what you pay for, after my procedure I experienced very little pain and bruising and have not had much down time to recover, I credit this to Dr.B's expertise. Any other procedureI may want in the future will be with Dr. B!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great! - La Jolla, CA

Dr B is Wonderful. He really is a wonderful doctor you wont regret it!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

WONDERFUL Experience! VERY Professional! - La Jolla, CA

Dr. B and his support staff are ALL the nicest people I have ever met. They made me feel so comfortable, answered all of my questions, and made my plastic surgery experience from start to finish absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend Dr. B to anyone considering having a cosmetic surgery procedure.

4 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Getting Lipo and a Lil Scared!

I am still in my first week after surgery but so far so good... :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

14 Yrs Later My Breast Aug Still Looks and Feels Great! - La Jolla, CA

He and his staff were very nice, professional and I just had that feeling that he was the right doc for me.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Brahme is simply amazing. I honestly believe he has a keen eye for plastic surgery. I say this because I have viewed work by other plastic surgeons and their work seems mediocre. His staff is amazing. And Christina the nurse was very helpful and patient. I received a breast augmentation one week ago, and I feel great. They called me every week, and gave me a book specially made for me with my name on it. It had the do's and do not do list prior and post surgery. They entertained my many questions, and even gave me multiple opportunities to chose the right size. Although he does not spend too much time with each patient, his well educated staff is there to assist in all manners. His staff measured me hips, waist, and chest and explained what implants would look proportionate to my body. If natural is what your looking for please go to La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, they will assist you in all of your needs. Thanks Dr. Brahme for making me a more confident woman.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

23 Years Old, Full-time International Sales Manager, PsyD Student, and Mommy! - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Brahme is more than competent and sufficiently hospitable. He proved his knowledge and kindness on a frequent basis and kept in touch with me directly, and very personally. Any answers to the questions I had were a phone call, email, or text message away.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

51 and Just Didn't Feel Pretty-I Needed a Little Lift! - La Jolla, CA

Highly recommend Brahme for a facelift. Very happy girl!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

23 Years Old and Wanted Bigger Breasts - La Jolla, CA

100% best in the business. So calm, collected, and brilliant. He has an eye for beauty and perfection.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28B Pre-op, 28F Post-op - La Jolla, CA

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Personal Statement

My philosophy in patient care is essentially the application of the Golden care for every single patient the way I would want my own family to be treated. My team and I make you the center of your plastic surgery experience.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Mention RealSelf

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Brahme has hospital affiliations at Sharp Memorial Hospital, UCSD Medical Center, Thornton Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego
    MD, University of Michigan, School of Medicine
    MD, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of California, San Diego
    General Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center

    Hand Fellowship, Joseph H. Boyes Memorial Fellowship, Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles

Treatments offered at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

Blog Posts and Articles

The Complete Mommy Makeover, Feminine Rejuvenation Surgery

We have all seen the talk show segments and glamour magazine articles on correcting the changes that pregnancy, childbirth and breast feeding cause the female body shape. The So called “Mommy Makeover”. These articles usually deal with breast lifts, tummy tucks and liposuction. What is often...

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Lollipop Lift Vs. Periareolar Lift for Breast Augmentation

In my practice I have found over the years that the "donut Mastopexy" is of limited use at best, It tends to distort and flatten the normal... READ MORE

Mesh implant and vaginal rejuvenation?

Yes, Certainly the two can be done together, Red Alinsod in Laguna does both at the same sitting, Consult with him.Good Luck, Johan Brahme, M.D. READ MORE

Know it's not ideal, BUT......platysmaplasty after a SMAS it possible?

I would highly recommend doing the procedures together, you will get a better result if you combine them and it does not add to the recovery time. It... READ MORE

What are some realistic alternatives for tummy tucks? (photo)

While the standard approach for this would be a tummy tuck, I agree with youthat it is a lot of surgery for a small problem. You may get some... READ MORE

Five days post op, and my stitches feel like they're popping. Is this normal? (Photo)

From the photo it looks like you have a nice result and are healing well. Unless you have been very active, the chances are that you are doing just... READ MORE

Is There Any Virginity Surgery to Keep Intact Hymen for Marriage?

Yes, the hymen can be repaired, or reconstructed following first sexual intercourse. It is a relatively simple outpatient procedure which we perform... READ MORE

Botox Long-Term Side Effects?

There is little evidence Botox has any long term sequel. More common side effects are pain, bruising, swelling, and headache post injection. These... READ MORE

I Had Fat Necrosis After Abdominoplasty. What Can I Do To Speed Healing and Reduce Scarring? (photo)

It sounds like your surgeon is doing all of the appropriate things. One thing which you may consider is adding a medication called Regranex, which has... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Result Ruined from Straining on my First Bowel Movement in a Week?

Rest assured, you have probably done no damage to the muscle tightening stitches that were placed during your surgery. These stitches are very strong... READ MORE

How Often Does a Labiaplasty Procedure Affect the Nerves?

The surgical incisions made during a labia plasty are well away from the nerves to the clitoris. Unless something very unusual happens there should be... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Brahme

Johan E. Brahme, MD has shared 264 before and after pictures with 171 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Proportional Breast Augmentation: The Doctor Explains His Approach

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. The placement of breast implants can help enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. Dr. Johan E. Brahme discuss various options. WATCH VIDEO

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